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Details of Dr Mireille Chinain   


Gender female
Job title Senior Researcher
Department Laboratory of Toxic Microalgae
Rue des Poilus Tahitiens
Tel (689) 416458
Fax (689) 431590
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Website http://www.ilm.pf
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Degree PhD, HDR
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Marine Biotechnology, Marine Products
Research Activities involved in ciguatera research (environmental studies, taxonomy of Gambierdiscus, detection of ciguatoxins, evaluation of the ciguatera risk in French Polynesia)
Research Region 72, 84
Skills/Expertise molecular biology environmental studies eco-toxicology marine biotoxins
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr Mireille CHINAIN)

Villeneuve A, Laurent D, Chinain M, Gugger M, Humbert JF. (2012) Molecular characterization of the diversity and potential toxicity of cyanobacterial mats in two tropical lagoons in the South Pacific Ocean. J. Phycol., 48: 275-284
Vandersea MW, Kibler SR, Holland WC, Tester PA, Schultz TF, Faust MA, Holmes MJ, Chinain M, Litaker RW. (2012) Development of semi quantitative PCR assays for the detection and enumeration of Gambierdiscus species (Gonyaulacales, Dinophyceae). J. Phycol. 48(4): 902-915.
Rossi F, Jullian V, Pawlowiez R, Kumar-Roiné S, Haddad M, Darius HT, Gaertner-Mazouni N, Chinain M, Laurent D. 2012. Protective effect of Heliotropium foertherianum (Boraginaceae) folk remedy and its active compound, rosmarinic acid, against a Pacific ciguatoxin. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 143: 33-40
Laurent D, Kerbrat AS, Darius HT, Rossi F, Yeeting B, Haddad M, Golubic S, Pauillac S, Chinain M. (2011) Ciguatera Shellfish Poisoning, a new ecotoxicological phenomenon from cyanobacteria to human via giant clams. In: Food Chain: New Research, Jensen MA & Muller DW (Eds.), Nova Publishers, Chapter 1, pp. 1-44.
Kumar-Roiné S, Darius HT, Matsui M, Fabre N, Haddad M, Chinain M, Pauillac S, Laurent D. (2011) A review of traditional remedies of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in the Pacific. Phytotherapy Research, 25(7): 947-958
Kerbrat AS, Amzil Z, Pawlowiez R, Golubic S, Sibat M, Darius HT, Chinain M, Laurent D. (2011) First evidence of palytoxin and 42-hydroxy-palytoxin in the marine cyanobacterium Trichodesmium. Marine Drugs, 9: 543-560
Caillaud A, de la Iglesia P, Darius HT, Pauillac S, Aligizaki K, Fraga S, Chinain M, Diogène J. (2010) Update on methodologies available for ciguatoxin determination. Perspectives to confront the onset of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning in Europe. Marine Drugs, 8(6): 1838-1907
Kerbrat AS, Darius HT, Pauillac S, Chinain M, Laurent D. (2010) Detection of ciguatoxin-like and paralyzing toxins in Trichodesmium spp. from New Caledonian lagoon. Marine Poll. Bull. 61(7-12): 360-36
Chinain, M., Darius, H.T., Ung, A., Cruchet, P., Wang, Z., Ponton, D., Laurent, D. and Pauillac S. [2010a] Growth and toxin production in the ciguatera-causing dinoflagellate Gambierdiscus polynesiensis (Dinophyceae) in culture. Toxicon, 56, 739-750
Chinain, M., Darius, H.T., Ung, A., Tchou Fouc, M., Revel, T., Cruchet, P., Pauillac, S. and Laurent, D. [2010b] Ciguatera Risk Management in French Polynesia: the case study of Raivavae Island (Australes Archipelago). Toxicon, 56, 674-690
Chinain, M., Faust, M.A. and Pauillac, S. [1999] Morphology and molecular analyses of three toxic species of Gambierdiscus (Dinophyceae): G. pacificus, sp. nov., G. australes, sp. nov., and G. polynesiensis, sp. nov. Journal of Phycology, 35, 1282-1296
Darius HT, Drescher O, Ponton D, Pawlowiez R, Laurent D, Dewailly E, Chinain M. 2012. The use of traditional tests to detect ciguateric fish: a scientific evaluation of their effectiveness in Raivavae Island (Australes, French Polynesia) Food Additives and Contaminants, Part A, 30(3): 550-556.
Pawlowiez R, Darius HT, Cruchet P, Rossi F, Caillaud A, Laurent D, Chinain M. 2012. Evaluation of seafood toxicity in the Australes archipelago (French Polynesia), using the neuroblastoma cell-based assay. Food Additives and Contaminants, Part A, 30(3): 567-586

Created: 2007-05-11 Last Updated: 2013-07-24 by Mireille CHINAIN